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ICT for ICT's sake: Secondary teachers' views on technology as a tool for teaching and learning

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Bertram, A and Waldrip, BG, ICT for ICT's sake: Secondary teachers' views on technology as a tool for teaching and learning, Australian Educational Computing, 28, (1) pp. 61-70. ISSN 0816-9020 (2013) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

This paper reports on a study that sought to explore the pedagogical reasoning behind the use of ICT in secondary teachersí classes. In particular, it explored the question of whether their use of ICT was driven by pedagogical ideals for meaningful learning or whether they were using technology for other purposes. Eighteen teachers from two Australian regional secondary schools were asked how they currently use and integrate ICT into their regular curriculum practices and their reasons for so doing. This paper specifically takes an evaluative look at the pedagogical reasons behind teachers' attitudes, views and reasons for using ICT as a learning vehicle. The study revealed that ICT was largely being used for ICTís sake rather than for any convincing or meaningful pedagogical purpose.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ICT Educaation, teacher pedagogy
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Secondary Education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and Learning
Objective Field:Learner and Learning Processes
Author:Waldrip, BG (Professor Bruce Waldrip)
ID Code:92497
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-06-20
Last Modified:2014-12-21
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